Neurosurgeons primarily focus on the surgical treatment of neurological-related disorders. Some neurosurgeons specialize in spine surgery, while others focus on the brain. Many neurosurgeons perform both spine and brain surgery. Their area of expertise is performing surgery inside the membrane (dura) enclosing the spinal cord, addressing conditions such as spine tumors and spinal cord injuries. Both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons perform most types of spinal surgery.
Orthopedic surgeons handle conditions related to the musculoskeletal system – the parts of your body that allow you to move, including your bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves – and can address spine deformities such as scoliosis. Both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons perform most types of spinal surgery.
It's a powerful partnership in the fight against stroke, aneurysms and other neurological disorders – the Neurosciences Institute in affiliation with the world-class physicians of Northwestern Medicine and Rush University Medical Center.
The Neurosciences Institute features the most advanced drug therapies and interventional neurosurgery techniques to treat neurological diseases, and offers nationally-recognized stroke and neuroscience care.
Physicians of the Neurosciences Institute treat the full range of neurological diseases, including aneurysms, brain tumors, headaches/migraines, and vascular trauma of the brain, neck and spine.
Our rehabilitation therapists are experts in the non-surgical treatment of spine injuries. We help patients recover using education, hands-on physical therapy, and specific exercises to help prevent future problems.
Learn more about our spine rehabilitation program.